The Sacrifice of Sarah: Acknowledging the Real Victim of the Binding of Isaac

Rabbi Ira J. Dounn   Have you heard of the Sacrifice of Sarah? No, you probably haven’t, because it isn’t recorded in the Torah. We often think that the Binding of Isaac episode had a happy ending. Even though G-d commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, G-d stops Abraham from going through with it and Abraham … Continue reading The Sacrifice of Sarah: Acknowledging the Real Victim of the Binding of Isaac

Presidents and Precedents

Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann                    University Public Worship Stanford University                                                      19 February 2017/23 Shevat 5777 (Genesis 1:26-28; Isaiah 56:1-8; Deuteronomy 16:18-20) I’ve always felt an affinity for Presidents Day, the day honoring Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays. My mother shared a birthday with President Abraham Lincoln and my birthday is the day before. From the time I was … Continue reading Presidents and Precedents

Down the Mountain

Down the Mountain Matthew 17:1-9 Rev. Michael Livingston, Executive Minister, The Riverside Church NYC Princeton University Chapel, February 26, 2017 Lent must be near, the final journey of Jesus to Jerusalem hangs in the air like a fine mist.  It has not yet become the violent storm that will drench the people and events to … Continue reading Down the Mountain